Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Plan to make NPcap available for Wireshark
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:44:44 +0200
On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 09:56:24AM -0700, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2015, at 8:56 AM, Joerg Mayer <[email protected]> wrote:
> > While I understand the logic behind our argument, I don't agree with it:
> > With the possibility of winpcap and npcap diverging, that may at one point
> > in time mean diverging and incompatible APIs. Also, what happens if a user
> > wants to use Wireshark with winpcap and also wants to use npcap? Does your
> > proposal have a solution to this?

> I would hope that the long term plan is to incorporate NPcap's capabilities into WinPcap, now that the WinPcap development process is being opened up.  That would presumably mean that, in the long term, there's only one library, with one API.

As long as that *is* the long term plan, then yes, this agrument is invalid and my
objections should be ignored.


Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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